Sex, Religion, and Pleasure – Therapist Training

$250.00$725.00

Experience 4 days of training with experts Tammy Nelson, Gail Guttman, Hani Miletski and instructors working in the field. Topics include ethics and couples therapy, a full day on military personnel and sexuality, and learning why good sex really does matter. Courses include case consultations as well as how to conduct a sex therapy evaluation.

Description

Sex, Religion, and Pleasure

May 15-18, 2019

Held at : The Chicago School of Psychology – Washington, DC

– Discounts for Early Registration end April 20th –

 

Wed – May 15

  • Desire, Orgasm, Arousal, and Pain — Tammy Nelson

Thur – May 16

  • Cyber Sex and Therapy for Couples – Tammy Nelson
  • Sex Therapy with Diverse Cultural and Religious Populations from Around the World – Rivka Sidorsky

Fri – May 17

  • Part One – Intro to IFS Therapy & Sex Therapy – Tammy Nelson
  • Pleasure Disorders and Relationship Therapy – Tammy Nelson

Sat – May 18

  • Orgasm & Ejaculation – Case Consultations – Tammy Nelson
  • Orgasm & Ejaculation – Assessment and Treatment for Men and Women’s Issues – Hani Miletski

You may register for any combination of individual days. Student discounts available, email TammyNelsonAsst@gmail.com.


7 CEUs per class day / 28 CEUs total

May 15 (Wed) 9a – 5pm – Desire, Orgasm, Arousal, and Pain – Tammy Nelson

    • In this course we will cover and review contemporary research on desire, arousal, pain, orgasm and pleasure within current sex therapy paradigms. Participants will explore how to use clinical interventions in sex therapy, and practice skills to help address sexual concerns and anxieties as they relate to pleasure denial, aversion, avoidance and rejection, and Dr Nelson’s treatment plan for pleasure avoidance.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will learn contemporary research on desire, arousal, pain, orgasm and pleasure within current sex therapy paradigms.
      • Participants will explore clinical concepts in sex therapy, and review skills to help address sexual concerns and anxiety as they relate to pleasure denial, aversion, avoidance and rejection.
      • Participants will learn techniques to intervene with arousal issues, sexual pain, orgasmic disorders and how to promote pleasure enhancement.
      • Participants will create treatment plans for pleasure avoidance and how to apply it to LGBTQIA, open, poly and traditional couples.
      • Participants will explore desire/arousal/pain/orgasm/pleasure issues as sexual pathologies, cultural phenomena and relational problems and will be able to define alternative concepts to avoid the traditional medical model.
      • Participants will understand how sexual and couple’s therapy can explore the deeper, underlying issues that may be the cause of desire, arousal, pain, orgasm and pleasure enhancement.
      • Participants will review what is needed to add to current paradigm of treatment including consent, empathy, acquiescence, and will participate in conversations around psychotherapy models.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed  E, G, I, M; Sex Therapy A, B, C, G
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1a

May 16 (Thu) 9a – 12n – Cyber Sex and Therapy for Couples – Tammy Nelson

    • We will review a range of sexual issues and how they are affected by our most recent technologies. We will talk about how sex and robotics are helping sexual functioning and behavior, from optimal to problematic, and how the latest in sexual assistance with sex toys, AI, VR and wet tech can be helping for disabilities, wounded warriors and long distance relationships. Sex and tech can help with common issues such as: desire discrepancy, lack of desire, difficulty achieving or maintaining arousal, sexual pain and penetration problems, and difficulty with orgasm.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will discuss techniques and interventions, and learn tools of assessment as they relate to use of sex and tech Participants will understand methods of approach to intervention in relationships that are experiencing sex and intimacy conflicts and how sex and tech can help.
      • Participants will review various modalities of sex and couple’s psychotherapy, and how cyber sexuality and social media affect the space between the couple and treatment. Participants will review the theories and methods of sex-related psychotherapy, comparing models of sex and couple’s therapy Participants will discuss techniques and interventions, and learn tools of assessment and diagnosis of psychosexual disorders.
      • Participants will understand methods of approach to intervention in relationships that are experiencing sex and intimacy conflicts. Participants will review various modalities of sex and couple’s psychotherapy, understanding the therapeutic space between partners, the therapeutic dialogue and the power struggle, and how to use empathic dialogue.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed  A, E, I, J, K, M; Sex Therapy A, C, D, F
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1a, 1c, 3b

May 16 (Thu) 1p – 5p – Sex Therapy with Diverse Cultural and Religious Populations from Around the World – Rivka Sidorsky

    • About 70-80% of the American population identifies as religious and adhering to a faith. Additionally, America is becoming more diverse than ever before. Practicing any type of therapy requires understanding and knowledge of cultures and religions that impact our client’s worldviews. Even more so, practicing good sex therapy must consider a client’s family system as well as cultural and religious notions, practices, and values as pertaining to relationships, sexuality, sex, gender, and family systems. This course will take a sweeping tour around the world with most time spent on Asia and the Middle East and will explore some of the norms, customs, practices, specific challenges, and specific strengths of working with people from different cultures and religions. We will explore working with East Asians, clients from the Indian sub-continent, Muslims, Arabs, Jews, Christians, Mormons, and others. With some basic understanding of these cultures and religions, participants will learn how to provide culturally-sensitive therapy, use their clients’ religion and culture in a strength-based approach, and navigate some of the common challenges that arise along the way.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will gain a basic understanding of the norms, customs, and values of some of the world’s major religions and cultures.
      • Participants will understand key strengths that can be used in treatment.
      • Participants will gain helpful ways to work with challenges that emerge when conducting sex therapy.
      • Participants will discuss case studies that challenge ways of typically performing sex therapy and will discuss ways to work with these cases in religiously and culturally sensitive ways.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed C; Sex Therapy
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1a

May 17 (Fri) 9a – 12n – Part One – An Intro to IFS Therapy & Sex Therapy – Tammy Nelson

    • In my new course, An Introduction to IFS and Sex therapy, we take a look at how Internal Family Systems theory can be interwoven with sexuality counseling, couples therapy and we touch on some basic interventions that you can use on yourself as a clinician and on your clients.
      This course is an introduction to the more detailed course in July where Gail Guttman will go into more interventions and clinical work with sex therapy for couples. This is not a prerequisite for the July course. Both courses can be taken individually or together.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will review the theories and methods of sex-related psychotherapy, comparing models of sex and couple’s therapy.
      • Participants will discuss techniques and interventions, and learn tools of assessment and diagnosis of psychosexual disorders and how they related to the introduction of Internal Family Systems framework.
      • Participants will understand methods of approach to intervention in relationships that are experiencing sex and intimacy conflicts and how to integrate them with the introduction of parts work in Internal family systems as presented by Richard Schwartz.
      • Participants will review various modalities of the basics of Internal Family Systems and will practice interventions and techniques of skills through direct observation, demonstration, case review, and role-playing.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed B, N, O ; Sex Therapy A, C, E
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d

May 17 (Fri) 1p – 5p – Pleasure Disorders and Relationship Therapy – Tammy Nelson

    • According the Centers for Disease Control, one in four women have experienced some kind of sexual trauma. One in five report being raped and/or being sexual abused as children. Healing from trauma means understanding that when partners are ready to have sex as consenting adults, it can be hard to let themselves have pleasure with another person. The goal in this workshop is to know how to work with partners and couples to empower them to have total agency around their sexuality. Wanting to have sex is ‘normal,’ although some survivors can be confused about that. We will work with how to heal from shame, desire discrepancy, sexual dysfunction and partner issues.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will explore desire/arousal/pain/orgasm/pleasure issues as sexual pathologies, cultural phenomena and relational problems and healing from sexual trauma.
      • Participants will understand how sexual and couple’s therapy can explore the deeper, underlying issues that may be the cause of healing from sexual trauma.
      • Participants will review what is needed to add to current paradigm of treatment for sexual trauma and relationships.
      • Participants will explore how to use mindfulness, yoga and meditation techniques, to explore relaxation, sexual energetic and erotic expansion to heal from sexual trauma.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed B, I, J; Sex Therapy A, B
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category 1a, 1c, 3c

May 18 (Sat) 9a – 1p – Orgasm & Ejaculation: Case Consultations – Tammy Nelson

    • Through case presentations, and much group discussion, participants will learn how to diagnose, evaluate, and treat orgasm and ejaculation-related issues. More specifically, we will discuss the following DSM-5 diagnoses: Female Orgasmic Disorder (F52.31), Premature (Early) Ejaculation (PE) F52.4, and Delayed Ejaculation (DE) F52.32.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will be able to discuss the complexity of the female orgasm.
      • Participants will be able to describe how to conduct an assessment and diagnosis of orgasm-related disorders.
      • Participants will be able to list at least three different approach to treating Premature (Early) Ejaculation.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed  B, C, E, G, I, M; Sex Therapy B, C, D, E, G
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category

May 18 (Sat) 2p – 5p – Orgasm & Ejaculation: Assessment & Treatment – Hani Miletski

    • Through case presentations, and much group discussion, participants will learn how to diagnose, evaluate, and treat orgasm and ejaculation-related issues. More specifically, we will discuss the following DSM-5 diagnoses: Female Orgasmic Disorder (F52.31), Premature (Early) Ejaculation (PE) F52.4, and Delayed Ejaculation (DE) F52.32.
    • During this course:
      • Participants will be able to discuss the complexity of the female orgasm.
      • Participants will be able to describe how to conduct an assessment and diagnosis of orgasm-related disorders.
      • Participants will be able to list at least three different approach to treating Premature (Early) Ejaculation.
    • Meets Requirements for:
      • AASECT Core Knowledge Areas: Sex Ed  B, C, E, G, I, M; Sex Therapy B, C, D, E
      • Certified Sex and Couples Therapist (CSCT): Category

All lectures will be taught by top experts recognized in the field of human sexuality both nationally and worldwide. Other faculty may be announced at a later time.

Included in your tuition: eWorkbook for module, complied by Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. with additional reading material and resources. Also included, coffee, drinks and light refreshments in the mornings.

About the Trainers:

i-bXvBL69-MDr Tammy Nelson is a sex and relationship expert, an international speaker, and author of several books including, “Getting the Sex You Want; Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together”  and her new book “The New Monogamy; Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity.” She is a Board Certified Sexologist, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and a Certified Imago Relationship therapist.  She has been a featured expert in Glamour Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, MSNBC, Healthy Life Magazine, Shape, Men’s Health, Men’s Health UK, Woman’s Day, Women’s Health, Twist Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post and a source in Time Magazine. She writes for the Huffington Post and  YourTango and gives workshops and Intensives for couples and trains therapists around the world on issues relating to sex and relationships.   She can be found at www.drtammynelson.com

 

Mieke Rivka Sidorsky, LCSW-C is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, a licensed psychotherapist, a published author and sex researcher in peer-reviewed journals, a Harvard University research fellowship recipient, and a lecturer on female sexual dysfunction. She is a professional member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, the International Society of Women’s Sexual Health, and the International Society of Sexual Medicine. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Religious and Cultural Anthropology and conducted her Bachelor’s and Master’s theses in the Middle East studying sexuality and religion. She speaks French, Chinese, and Arabic, and has lived all over Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Europe. In addition to her private practice, she speaks widely on improving intimacy, female function and dysfunction, and on intimacy.

 

Hani Miletski, Ph.D., MSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Bethesda, Maryland, with over 23 years of clinical experience. She is a Certified Sex Therapist (Diplomate) and Supervisor by the American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Dr. Miletski is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of America, National School of Social Service, in Washington, DC, and with a Doctoral Degree in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, in San Francisco, California.

She is the author of Mother-Son Incest: The Unthinkable Broken Taboo Persists, Understanding Bestialtiy and Zoophilia, and a variety of other professional articles and chapters in professional journals. Dr. Miletski has been lecturing, training and supervising other therapists and professionals in the field of human sexuality throughout the world.

Dr. Miletski was born is Israel and served in the Israeli Defense Forces as an officer before coming to the US at the age of 24. She has been blissfully married for 17 years.

**This program meets the educational requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 21 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification. Completion of this program does not ensure or guarantee AASECT certification. For further information please contact info@assect.org or go to www.AASECT.org.  Please contact your local certifying organization for detailed information on courses they accept for CEs.

** You will receive a refund less $50 deposit for your registration if you cancel within one week of the course. If you cancel with 24 hours notice for any reason, you will receive a refund less $100 deposit. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you forfeit your tuition but may use your payment at any other time, for any other course.

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4-day Series, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Weds/Thurs, Thurs/Fri, Fri/Sat, Weds/Thurs/Fri, Thu/Fri/Sat